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Save the date! Fête de la Musique in Melville / 3rd edition

Melville Music Day / 3rd edition
Saturday 28 June 2014 – 7th str and around, Melville

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The Fête de La Musique held in Melville in 2013 was celebrated by more than 10,000 people and was one of the main events of the French season in South Africa 2012. Based on last year’s success, the event, supported by a range of sponsors, promises to offer a wider range of music and other activities in 2014.

As last year’s edition, the street will be brought to life with live performances along 7th Street, turned into a pedestrian friendly zone for music-lovers to truly enjoy the live music performances within restaurants and bars and on various stages.

The “Fête de La Musique”, Melville Music Day, welcomes everyone, including families. It is a fun and exciting showcase of diverse local (amateur or professional musicians)and international music, celebrated in a safe and inclusive atmosphere that brings communities together in a popular and free event.

The Fête de la Musique 2014 is brought to you by the Melville Residents Association (MRA), the Melville Business Association (MBA), the French Institute of South Africa (IFAS), the Délégation Générale des Alliances Françaises (DGAF) and the Alliance francaise of Johannesburg.

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More about the History of the “Fête de La Musique”

Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry for culture, the Fête de la Musique is held in more than hundred countries in Europe and over the world. It usually takes place every 21st June, the day of the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere.

Thanks to the impulse and the dynamism of the French cultural network abroad (the departments of Cultural Affairs at the French Embassies, French cultural Centers and Institutes and the Alliances Françaises), the Fête has an important international growth. Indeed, 2010 saw the inaugural event, taking place in Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth with the intention of promoting French art and culture in South Africa. The second Fête de la Musique was held at Arts on Main in Johannesburg in 2011.

The Fête de la Musique in South Africa is a growing event gathering more and more people: more than 35,000 people attended to a diversified musical programme in many cities as Johannesburg, Port Elizabeth and Durban in 2013.

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